PIKESVILLE, Md. (CBSDC) - State troopers were out in full force over Thanksgiving weekend resulting in nearly 100 DUI arrests in Maryland.
It was all-hands-on-deck for all 22 State Police barracks as troopers concentrated their efforts on impaired on or distracted driving, aggressive and speeding motorists, and those disobeying seat belt requirements or refusing to put children in safety seats.
Overtime funding for additional patrols was provided by grants from the Maryland Highway Safety Office, to ensure a measured attack against drunk drivers during the heaviest travel period of the year.
Their reinforced efforts resulted in over 8,900 vehicles being stopped, resulting in 96 DUI arrests, 56 drug violation arrests and 133 arrests for various other criminal violations.
The State Police would like to remind drivers to always plan ahead, be courteous while using the roads, and reduce as many distractions as possible while driving.
If you find yourself impaired, call a friend or family member, or take advantage of public transportation.